Here's a humorous Christmas-themed ad from UPS that nicely illustrates the difference between wrapping and packing.
You deal with the wrapping. Let the UPS Store deal with getting it there. Come in today and ask our certified packing experts about our pack and ship guarantee.
1. To wrap (pronounced 'rap') means to cover or surround something with paper, cloth, or other material. • She wrapped the present and tied it with ribbon. To pack means to put goods into containers so that they can be sent somewhere and sold. • The bananas are packed in cardboard boxes before being shipped by air.
2. The verb ship can mean to send goods by ship (logical) but it can also mean to send goods by land or air.
• Toxic waste is shipped from Western Europe to other countries.
• Your order was shipped on July 10th by first class mail.
1. Get students to tick off the following items as they see them: sellotape, scissors, ribbon, present, bow, wrapping paper, Christmas tree, decorations, duct tape, cuddly toy, snowmen.
2. Use video as a discussion starter about wrapping and unwrapping Christmas presents. Do you wrap your own? Are you good at wrapping presents? Do you have any techniques or tips to share? What sort of wrapping paper do you use? Do you put any ribbons or bows? What about gift tags? Have you wrapped any presents yet? How do you unwrap presents - carefully or by ripping off the paper? Do you ever re-use wrapping paper?